Kansas has received an additional $4,477,239 from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to expand Kansas’ small business lending programs through the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI).
Freeman Foundation, the fundraising arm of Freeman Health System, announces the promotion of Heather Lesmeister. After serving as Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Special Projects Coordinator for nearly eight years, Lesmeister has been promoted to Freeman Assistant Director of Development and External Relations and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Program Director.
Dakota Vincent, 23, is all too aware of what often happened to those like him who were born prematurely or with disabilities and wound up in a neonatal intensive care unit. “After I was born, I spent almost a year in the NICU in a hospital in Kansas City, Kan.,” said Vincent, who has cerebral palsy. “My mom and dad said when I left there — and this is the sad part — that there were some parents who just left their kids there.” But Vincent wasn’t left behind.
The freezing rain that glazed trees across the region on Saturday continued to cause power outages Sunday, but electric utility line crews were getting the upper hand as the day wore on. Extreme cold through Tuesday could limit how much thawing takes place.
There is some recent history, along with that from Bible times, depicted in stained glass windows at the First United Methodist Church in Pittsburg. The Nativity scene is central in the sanctuary of the church at 412 N. Pine St. But the 100-year-old church also has windows depicting the Kansas state seal and the entrance to Russ Hall at Pittsburg State University.
Our Elf on a Shelf has stayed true to his name: He has remained on the shelf. I figured that would qualify me for the Lamest Mom Ever Award, but my two children thought otherwise.
A few weeks ago, our mail carrier brought a manila envelope to our door, wondering if the contents might pertain to me. The address was simply Kellogg Lake, on Easterly Drive. Even though we live on Old Route 66 Boulevard, it was a good guess because being secretary-treasurer for the Kellogg Lake Nature Center, I do get a lot of mail addressed to Kellogg Lake.
More than 800 Carthage children celebrated Christmas on Saturday with members of the Carthage Police Department.
State Rep. Bill Lant said a report he drafted last week barely scratches the surface in addressing what needs to be done to improve state systems to protect children from abuse and neglect.
Missourians who live in rural areas are far less likely to have health insurance than those living near big cities, according to U.S. Census data. The Associated Press examined county-by-county data for 2011, the most recent year available. The data is for residents under 65 since older residents are eligible for Medicare.